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  • Lawmakers to HHS: Why Are Ebola Warnings Getting More Dire? (Dare we ask?)

    09/13/2014 10:14:59 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 99 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 12 Sep 2014 | Caroline May
    The committee members requested HHS tell them by Sept. 26, why the administration’s warnings have become more dire, the problems to date with containment, the protocols to respond to Ebola in the U.S., how federal funding have been spend to combat Ebola, the current risk the diseases posses to the U.S., assessments of hospitals to respond to an outbreak, as well as the status of medicine.
  • Why We Need a Left Wing Tea Party

    09/09/2014 4:15:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | September 9, 2014 | Sally Kohn
    The pro-choicers don’t like the populists, who don’t like the…enough already! Factions of the left, please stop being so…factiony.On Tuesday, barring any surprises, Democrats in New York will nominate Andrew Cuomo to serve as the party’s nominee—making it highly likely Cuomo will eventually serve a second term in the governor’s office. In his first term, Cuomo lowered taxes for the rich, increased corporate subsidies, undermined public sector unions, championed charter schools, and blocked campaign finance reform. Were it not for progressive stances on marriage equality and abortion, Cuomo might easily be mistaken for a Republican. Yet for his second term,...
  • DOJ Investigation of Ferguson Police: Fair and Impartial?

    09/08/2014 2:04:56 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    PJ Media ^ | September 8, 2014 | Hans A. von Spakovsky
    The DOJ division investigating Ferguson was exposed years ago at PJ Media, when all its new hires had leftist backgrounds. It’s not enough that the Justice Department is investigating the shooting of Michael Brown by a Ferguson, MO police officer. Now it’s opening up a “pattern and practice” investigation of the entire Ferguson police force. The big question: Is this Justice Department capable of conducting a fair and impartial investigation? The applicable federal law (42 U.S.C. §14141) makes it unlawful for any governmental authority “to engage in a pattern or practice of conduct by law enforcement officers … that deprives...
  • Andrew Klavan: Whatever Leftists Say, It’s Opposite Day!

    09/06/2014 10:16:55 PM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    frontpage mag ^ | 9/6/14 | Andrew Klavan
    I’m Andrew Klavan and this is the Revolting Truth. Hurrah! It’s Opposite Day — the day when everything is exactly the opposite from what we were told it would be. For instance, remember in 2011 when Barack Obama told us “the tide of war is receding?” Remember during his re-election campaign that year, when he said Al Qaeda had been decimated. Remember afterwards, when he withdrew all our troops from Iraq and he said, we were “leaving behind a sovereign, stable and self-reliant Iraq” and “America’s war in Iraq will be over.”
  • Penalty: Sideline Infraction and the Left’s Redskins Debate

    09/06/2014 6:35:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 6, 2014 | Caleb Bonham
    NFL culture has finally pissed the American left off. No, feminist Democrats are not irate about superstars beating their girlfriends into unconsciousness and “equality” activists are not protesting the NFL’s lack of gender-neutral locker rooms. Their ire is directed at the team name of the Washington franchise, the Redskins, and the left has its jockstrap all bunched up because owner Daniel Snyder is refusing to cower to their fad activism. See, this whole feigned outrage is not about an offensive team name—it’s about control, it’s about liberal bullies not getting their way, and it is the epitome of fake courage....
  • Hamptons Residents Shocked After Finding Ku Klux Klan Pamphlets (Long Island NY)

    08/30/2014 5:48:43 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    WCBS New York ^ | August 26, 2014 6:34 PM
    Some homeowners in the Hamptons are puzzled and angry after finding recruitment pamphlets for the Ku Klux Klan at their homes. As CBS 2’s Jennifer McLogan reported Tuesday, Fernando Alvarez said he found the fliers under his Hampton Bays door. His family was left wondering if they were targets of the hate group, or if the leafleting was random. “We were really shocked that … in this area we can have KKK,” Alvarez said. […] The Loyal White Knights, a KKK branch based in the South, referred CBS 2 to its grand dragon, Robert Jones. He said he is unaware...
  • Greenfield: There Are No Self-Hating Jews

    08/24/2014 7:46:59 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 39 replies
    Sultan Knish blog ^ | Sunday, August 24, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Sunday, August 24, 2014 There Are No Self-Hating Jews Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog Let's say that Chester A. Maxwell decides that he hates America. He takes a flight from Massachusetts to Paris, renounces his citizenship and spends the rest of his life stomping up and down the beaches of France and screaming imprecations at Americans. Our friend Chester is not a self-hating American because he is no longer an American. He may have an American accent, like the same foods, books and movies that give him a common reference point with many of his old...
  • Rick Perry

    08/19/2014 7:32:15 AM PDT · by mononymous · 6 replies
    Mononymous1/Wordpress ^ | 8/19/2014 | Monoynmous1
    What country is this anymore? On the one hand, we have a Governor threatening and following through on vetoing funding for an out-of-control DA’s office and being indicted for it and on the other, we have the most lawless federal administration the country has ever seen being actively ENCOURAGED by members of the same outraged left to continue to be as lawless as they want to be. And so the fascists march…
  • The Socialist Nazi Sympathizing Jew Who Led the Left’s War on Israel

    08/09/2014 9:32:50 PM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    Front Page ^ | August 9, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    I wrote about Bruno Kreisky last year in the context of discussing Austria’s Islamization. There’s no doubt that Kreisky was a real demented piece of work, on a par with Norman Finkelstein or M.J. Rosenberg. Austria’s Socialist Chancellor, Bruno Kreisky, despite being of Jewish ancestry, was fond of Muslim terrorists and Nazis. He had a habit of filling his cabinet with former Nazis while comparing Zionism to Nazism. His political success rested on a welfare state built with Soviet money funneled through commercial orders and turning a blind eye to terrorist attacks carried out with Soviet and Polish machine guns...
  • Ask Andrew W.K.: My Dad Is a Right-Wing [expletive]

    08/08/2014 12:55:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    The Village Voice ^ | August 6, 2014 | Andrew W.K.
    Hi Andrew, I'm writing because I just can't deal with my father anymore. He's a 65-year-old super right-wing conservative who has basically turned into a total [expletive] intent on ruining our relationship and our planet with his politics. I'm more or less a liberal democrat with very progressive values and I know that people like my dad are going to destroy us all. I don't have any good times with him anymore. All we do is argue. When I try to spend time with him without talking politics or discussing any current events, there's still an underlying tension that makes...
  • BREAKING: Senate report exposes the movement as cash machine controlling the EPA

    07/30/2014 2:53:00 PM PDT · by Enchante · 33 replies
    Watts Up With That ^ | July 30, 2014 | Anthony Watts
    How a Club of Billionaires and Their Foundations Control the Environmental Movement and Obama’s EPA A new report was released today by the Senate Environment and Public Works committee, and it is damning. All this time that climate skeptics are accused of being in the employ of “big oil” is nothing more than a projection of their own greed. Some excerpts: Over 7.9 BILLION in funding between these groups.
  • Jim Crow and the Donkey: A True History The Left Loves To Ignore

    07/29/2014 11:03:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 29, 2014 | Ken Blackwell
    Editor's Note: Mr. Blackwell is a member of the Policy Board of the American Civil Rights Union.You know you’ve hit a sore spot when the Left starts screeching.MSNBC host Rachel Maddow’s producer, Steve Benen, just took a whack at the American Civil Rights Union’s new booklet, “The Truth About Jim Crow,” (TTAJC) which National Review Online writer John Fund wrote about in a recent column. Benen cites a critique from the Atlanta Journal Constitution blogger Jay Bookman: “Jay Bookman took a closer look at the pamphlet Fund’s piece was promoting, highlighting some of its more glaring errors of fact and...
  • 10 reasons Pope Francis could excommunicate capitalism [more leftist drivel]

    07/26/2014 6:02:34 PM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | 7/26/2014 | Paul B. Farrell
    Yes, Pope Francis sees capitalism and inequality as the root cause of all the world’s social problems. His Apostolic Exhortation makes clear he’s on a mission. His power to change the world rests with his moral authority, convincing people to do what’s right, not just the 1.2 billion Catholic faithful, everyone in the world. But moral persuasion goes just so far. The Pope has another weapon, the rarely used but extraordinary power of excommunication. When he used it recently the thought came up, could he use it against capitalists? Capitalism? To understand this weapon you need some background and what...
  • Goat head rage....

    07/24/2014 6:00:36 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 11 replies
    Me | July 24, 2014 | Self
    I was driving through northern Illinois last night listening to a call-in program on WGN in Chicago. People were calling in all upset about the goat's head sent to Cubs owner Tom Ricketts at Wrigley Field. Some guy called in from Indiana and said, "Why are you all so upset because someone sent a goat's head to Wrigley Field? Aren't you the guys that sent a horse's ass to the White House?" I almost ran off the road!
  • You may not believe how the New Oxford American Dictionary defines ‘bigotry’

    07/24/2014 3:22:11 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 15 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 7-17-14 | STU BURGUIERE
    The example of “bigotry” used in a sentence is: “The report reveals racism and right-wing bigotry.” The iPhone utilizes the New Oxford English American Dictionary to define words, and the questionable example sentence appears in the web version of the dictionary as well. In the web version, however, there is an option to view more example sentences. None say anything about “left-wing bigotry,” but there is a sentence about bigotry leading to empty churches.
  • Shirley Sherrod v. Breitbart Update: Big Law Fuels the Left

    07/24/2014 2:13:18 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    PJ Media ^ | July 24, 2014 | J. Christian Adams
    Liberal groups already enjoy a tremendous structural advantage over conservative groups in terms of foundation support, bricks and mortars institutions and a steady pipeline of youngsters eager to shape mankind to their own image. There’s another often overlooked advantage enjoyed by the left: big law firms donating thousands and thousands of hours to help leftist causes far outside of the American mainstream. There is no counterpart donation of time and money for conservative causes. Big Law’s ideological “lawfare” completes the architecture for attacks on election integrity laws, springing free Al-Qaeda terrorists and even suing conservative new media pioneers like Andrew...
  • Separate Entrances for Rich and Poor in Heavily Democratic NYC District

    07/22/2014 11:34:03 AM PDT · by adingdangdoo · 16 replies
    Breitbart.com: Big Government ^ | 7/22/14 | William Bigelow
    Over the weekend, New York City, defying those who think such a move is insulting to the poor, approved a move by the developer Extell to build a separate entrance at an Upper West Side condominium for its affordable housing tenants.
  • Weekend Must-Read: Ten Reasons Why I Am No Longer a Leftist

    07/21/2014 4:38:02 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 48 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 7-21-2014 | Danusha V. Goska
    How far left was I? So far left my beloved uncle was a card-carrying member of the Communist Party in a Communist country. When I returned to his Slovak village to buy him a mass card, the priest refused to sell me one. So far left that a self-identified terrorist proposed marriage to me. So far left I was a two-time Peace Corps volunteer and I have a degree from UC Berkeley. So far left that my Teamster mother used to tell anyone who would listen that she voted for Gus Hall, Communist Party chairman, for president. I wore a...
  • GUILTY: For Just Being Christian

    07/20/2014 8:42:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 20, 2014 | Kevin McCullough
    The Mayor of Salem, Massachusetts, Kimberly Driscoll, is actively attempting to destroy Gordon College. Dissatisfied with the Christian college, practicing its own beliefs, last week Driscoll began to take out her hostility against them. The angry tone of the actions taken against the school reveal a few things that are important for the rest of the nearly 6,400 Christian colleges in America to understand. First and foremost--none of them are safe. Not a single one. The activists--having lost the Hobby Lobby case before the Supreme Court--are looking for a place to focus their vengeance. Christian schools now seem to be...
  • Ten Reasons Why I Am No Longer a Leftist

    07/20/2014 1:45:50 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 115 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 20, 2014 | Danusha V. Goska
    How far left was I? So far left my beloved uncle was a card-carrying member of the Communist Party in a Communist country. When I returned to his Slovak village to buy him a mass card, the priest refused to sell me one. So far left that a self-identified terrorist proposed marriage to me. So far left I was a two-time Peace Corps volunteer and I have a degree from UC Berkeley. So far left that my Teamster mother used to tell anyone who would listen that she voted for Gus Hall, Communist Party chairman, for president. I wore a...
  • Left/Soc/Commie anti-Israel “funeral march’-NYC

    07/19/2014 6:18:39 PM PDT · by OddLane · 9 replies
    The Silent Majority No More ^ | July 19, 2014 | American Values
    A fantastic photo-essay demonstrating the psychoses of the American left and its allies in the Islamo-fascist, "pro-Palestinian" movement.
  • A Window Opens Onto the Left-Wing Conspiracy

    07/09/2014 3:15:40 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Powerline ^ | July 8, 2014 | John Hinderaker
    The Democracy Alliance is not a famous organization, but it deserves to be. The Alliance consists of approximately 100 rich liberals who have taken upon themselves the task of coordinating America’s many left-wing organizations to promote a single radical agenda. The Alliance does not publicize the names of its members, but it held a conference for its “partners” and membership prospects in April, at the Ritz Carlton Hotel (naturally) in Chicago. Someone who attended the conference unfortunately (heh) left his or her copy of the documents passed out by the Democracy Alliance behind, and they eventually fell into the wrong...
  • Naftali Bennett Physically Attacked at 'Peace Conference'

    07/08/2014 4:20:27 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8/7/14 | Uzi Baruch, Gil Ronen
    The Minister of Economics, Jewish Home Chairman Naftali Bennett, was verbally and physically assaulted Tuesday in the course of the Peace Conference sponsored by ultra-leftist newspaper Haaretz. Bennett was one of the few speakers invited to the conference from outside of the political left. When he walked up on the stage, boos and catcalls of “fascist” and “murderer” were heard from the audience. Additionally, cries of "Mohammed Abu Khder's blood is on your hands" were heard, a reference to the 16-year-old Arab youth found murdered last Wednesday. ..... The Jewish Home leader used a phrase familiar to smartphone GPS users...
  • Who Funds the Radical Left In America?

    07/04/2014 10:48:40 AM PDT · by EagleUSA · 17 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | 2014 | Steve Baldwin, Exclusive to Western Center for Journalism
    Very few Americans realize there exists a large network of far left philanthropists and foundations in America dedicated to destroying the American way of life, our Christian-based culture and our free enterprise system. They seek to remove America from its constitutional foundations and move it toward a European-style socialism. Much of this effort is coordinated by a little known group called the Tides Foundation and its related group, the Tides Center. Over the course of its 33 year history, the Tides network has given hundreds of millions of dollars to anti-free enterprise groups, gun control groups, anti-private property groups, abortion...
  • Hobby Lobby Hysteria: The Supreme Court DID NOT deny access to contraception to anyone.

    06/30/2014 2:16:11 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/30/2014 | The Editors
    Contrary to what you may have read in less enlightened corners of the Internet, the Supreme Court did not deny access to contraception to anyone. Rather, it ruled today that if the owners of a closely held company have religious objections to providing contraceptives or abortifacients in their insurance policies, the Obama administration cannot force them to do it. The Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) trumps the administration’s regulations. The act says that religious objectors must be exempt from a government policy that imposes a substantial burden on their beliefs if the government has a less burdensome way of advancing...
  • The left loses their minds over Hobby Lobby decision

    06/30/2014 1:39:21 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 84 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/30/2014 | Noah Rothman
    I imagine the horrified shrieks that rose from the streets outside the Supreme Court on Monday as the decision in the Hobby Lobby case began to filter out into the crowd of liberal observers was reminiscent of those poor souls who watched helplessly as the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire claimed the lives of 146 young, female garment workers. In fact, the similarities are eerie. It seems that liberal commentators have convinced themselves that, just as was the case in 1911, the courts and the country have deemed women to be of lesser value than their male counterparts. The distinction...
  • Left Calls for Death of Supreme Court, America After Rulings Today

    06/30/2014 11:06:41 AM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 50 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 6/30/14 | Aurelius
    As usual, when a ruling has gone against liberals, their faux "civility" has washed away to show their true side: anger, contempt, and violent intentions. Liberals took to social media to voice their homicidal rage because the Supreme Court decided two major rulings today: that people cannot be forced by the government to provide contraception if it specifically conflicted with their religious beliefs, and that unions cannot force non-members to give them money. Like the civil people they are, liberals decided that anyone who disagrees with them deserves death and, for the heck of it, the United States itself should...
  • To liberal Democrats masquerading as Catholics nothing too low; too dirty to say or do

    06/22/2014 9:37:44 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 8 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/22/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    To the loathsome, liberal Democrat it is never important what he/she says; it is only THAT he/she says. They are the experts at dog whistle messages to their anti-American donors and the theme is always the same: “You hate America and/or the Catholic Church. I hate them as well so send me money so I can keep on attacking them.” Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi is one of the best at crafting messages to the hating crowd that makes up the Democrat Party. She knows how to tap into their wallets. She has carved out a special niche for herself as the...
  • We are Being Manipulated by the Redefinition of Everything

    06/19/2014 4:21:16 PM PDT · by all the best · 14 replies
    The American Vision ^ | June 17, 2014 | Gary DeMar
    It’s hard to believe how much things have changed in less than 20 years. There are several reasons for this. First, many conservatives have dropped out of the fight. It’s not hard to understand why. Our two-party system does not give us many options. While there are differences between the Democrats and Republicans, the differences aren’t great enough. Second, as Lord Acton (1834–1902) observed, “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men.” Consider Republican congressman Peter King from New York. Republicans can’t allow the primary defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor...
  • Leonardo DiCaprio to Speak at State Department’s ‘Our Ocean’ Conference

    06/17/2014 11:42:49 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 21 replies
    variety.com ^ | 6/17/14 | Andrea Seikaly
    Leonardo DiCaprio to Speak at State Department’s ‘Our Ocean’ Conference by Andrea Seikaly Leonardo DiCaprio is set to speak at the State Department’s “Our Ocean” conference Tuesday morning. Secretary of State John Kerry will introduce DiCaprio, who will speak immediately after a video appearance by President Obama. “I’m pleased that Leo DiCaprio is lending his powerful voice to our call to action to work together to protect the world’s ocean,” said Secretary Kerry. Kerry invited the “Wolf of Wall Street” star to the conference because of the dedication that he and his Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation have demonstrated in efforts to...
  • Leftists RAGE After United Negro College Fund Accepts $25 Million From Koch Brothers

    06/10/2014 8:51:22 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 34 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 06/09/2014 | Eric Owens
    Now that the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) has accepted a $25 million donation from Charles and David Koch, at least one Ivy League professor is worried sick and a bunch of leftists have taken to Twitter to express their rage. Marybeth Gasman, a higher education professor at the University of Pennsylvania claimed that the UNCF – a charitable organization dedicated to helping black people get college degrees – is “wrong” to accept this particular $25 million to help black people get college degrees, according to Inside Higher Ed. Gasman bellowed that Koch organizations have been “deeply affiliated with the...
  • Trailer Talk: Eco-Terrorism 'Night Moves' Downplays Own Subject Matter

    06/10/2014 7:37:16 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 1 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/31/2014 | Christian Toto
    Trailer Talk: Eco-Terrorism 'Night Moves' Downplays Own Subject Matter by Christian Toto 31 Mar 2014 Both The Company You Keep and The East, films which portrayed eco-terrorists in a favorable light, tanked at the box office. So is it any wonder the trailer for the new film Night Moves downplays the eco-nature of its protagonists? The thriller casts Dakota Fanning, Jesse Eisenberg and Peter Scarsgaard as three environmental radicals who decide to take action against their corporate targets. Trailers are famous for giving away too much of their stories. In the case of Night Moves, the trailer only touches on...
  • Pussy Riot Visits NYC Jail to Support Occupy Wall Street Hero

    05/18/2014 6:35:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Mashable ^ | May 9, 2014 | Colin Daileda
    RIKERS ISLAND, New York — Two members of the Russian punk group Pussy Riot visited Rikers Island, New York City's main jail complex, to meet with an inmate who is a hero of Occupy Wall Street. The Occupy protestor, 25-year-old Cecily McMillan, was arrested in March 2012 after she elbowed a police officer in the eye. She faces seven years behind bars after a jury found her guilty on May 5, but McMillan and her supporters say she should never have been convicted in the first place. Pussy Riot members Nadezhda "Nadya" Tolokonnikova and Maria "Masha" Alyokhina entered Rikers around...
  • Palestinians Mock Leftist Reporter Who Was Near-Lynched

    05/18/2014 8:31:31 AM PDT · by Tzvi INN.com · 3 replies
    According to our good friends at the Electronic Intifada, the Israeli journalist who says he was almost lynched outside Ramallah is making a mountain out of a molehill. It didn’t really happen the way he described it, and, let’s face it, PLO folks just don’t kill people any more. That’s what they have the Hamas for.
  • Another Noble Quest With No Solution

    05/15/2014 9:36:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 15, 2014 | Emmett Tyrrell
    WASHINGTON -- The arrival last week of the enormous -- 829 pages! -- and laborious U.S. National Climate Assessment, a report put together by 300 American worrywarts, reminds me of a little noted fact. The American left has no practical solution for many of the problems that agitate it, and that its neurotics hope will agitate us. Put another way, the left is given to setting the American people off on noble quests for which there is no solution. A case in point is global warming or climate change. The global warmists -- mostly drawn from the left -- may...
  • The Left Embraces Blacklisting

    05/12/2014 8:17:18 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 12, 2014 | Sally Zelikovsky
    At first blush, one might think most of these battles are only being waged in the private sphere, but don’t be naďve. As we have seen with the IRS scandal, the government is clearly targeting individuals for their views or conscience -- auditing them simply because of the political groups they have supported or denying conservative organizations a certain tax status simply because they are conservative. It’s the other side of the same coin.
  • College: Time to Mount the Academic Ramparts, Clean House, and Free the Serfs

    05/11/2014 7:31:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/10/2014 | Clarice Feldman
    Our colleges and universities have become infectious breeding grounds of the left, fattening their tills as the students are yoked to untenable loans to pay for often useless educations they provide. The federal government encourages this bubble, undermines free speech and due process on campus by regulation and encourages young people to enslave themselves in this way. Is there a way out? This week two related articles on the federal role in higher education caught my attention. In the Wall Street Journal Daniel Henninger discusses the administration’s Orwellian dictates on Title IX In The Federalist Daniel Oliver discusses the mounting...
  • Liberals: Exempt from Scrutiny - as long as you say the right things

    05/06/2014 2:00:21 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 3 replies
    National Review ^ | May 6, 2014 | Victor Davis Hanson
    It doesn’t matter if you belong to the 0.1 percent as long as you say the right things. The qualifications of a Tommy “Dude” Vietor or Ben Rhodes that placed them in the Situation Room during Obama-administration crises were not years of distinguished public service, military service, prior elected office, a string of impressive publications, an academic career, previous diplomatic postings, or any of the usual criteria that have placed others at the nerve center of America in times of crisis. Their trajectory was based on yeoman partisan PR work, and largely on being young, hip, and well connected politically....
  • GOVERNMENT SCHOOL "INDOCTRINATION" CENTERS

    05/02/2014 8:25:12 AM PDT · by Dick Bachert · 33 replies
    Vanity | 5/2/2014 | Dick Bachert
    This is especially for you parents who have your most precious possessions (your KIDS) in government schools and then scrimp and save to send them to allegedly top notch colleges and universities.  This radical leftist pictured below is the poster girl for the vast majority of those who "teach" (read that "indoctrinate") in those places.  Many of us have understood their intentions for a long time.  The left has now grown so bold that they no longer must conceal their takeover of the educational system here.  Then you are puzzled when your kids come out hating you and the values...
  • Leftist Extremists Publicly Defile Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial

    04/29/2014 10:56:04 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    INN ^ | 4/29/2014, 6:00 PM | (Arutz Sheva Staff)
    A shocking video taped publicly by left-wing activists on the campus of Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial museum has provoked a storm of anger in Israel. The video was taken in front of a monument commemorating Holocaust victims, and features an actress dressed as a prostitute calling herself “the Holocaust,” who says the Jewish nation should thank her for teaching it “how to round up Palestinians in concentration camps.” Throughout her expletive-filled tirade the actress, who was flanked by a man who appeared to be a bodyguard, made obscene gestures and screamed at shocked members of the public who had come...
  • Arrested for quoting Winston Churchill: (EU)

    04/28/2014 12:27:42 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 34 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 4-28-14 | Lizzie Parry
    A candidate in the European elections was arrested on suspicion of racial harrassment after quoting a passage about Islam, written by Winston Churchill, during a campaign speech. Paul Weston, chairman of the party Liberty GB, made the address on the steps of Winchester Guildhall, in Hampshire on Saturday. A member of the public took offence at the quote, taken from Churchill's The River War and called police. The passage from the book, written by the wartime Prime Minister and first published in 1899, focuses on Churchill's observations about Islam while serving during the Anglo-Egyptian reconquest of the Sudan. Mr Weston...
  • The Unbearable Whiteness of the American Left

    04/27/2014 2:10:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Nation ^ | April 23, 2014 | Gary Younge
    From education to gun control, progressive movements need to do a better job empowering the people whose interests they claim to serve.At a panel titled “Grassroots Organizing” at the Network for Public Education conference in Austin in March, an audience member asked the all-white panel for its definition of “grassroots.” The conference had been called to “give voice to those opposing privatization, school closings, and high-stakes testing.” As the questioner pointed out, those disproportionately affected by these developments are poor and minority communities. Chicago, for example, a city that is one-third white, has a public school system in which 90...
  • Carney's Red Art

    04/13/2014 1:28:59 PM PDT · by neverdem · 79 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 13, 2014 | Thomas Lifson
    Now that we know that Presidential spokesman Jay Carney and his wife, ABC correspondent Claire Shipman decorate their house with Soviet art, it is time to take a look at exactly which messages the DC power couple choose to surround themselves and their children with. First, take a look at the photograph provided by the Washingtonian Magazine, and annotated by The Week: Now, let’s focus on the poster on the right...
  • An army of liberal trolls: Elmore warns we mustn't discount 'tidal wave of hate' presented online

    04/10/2014 2:04:06 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | April 9, 2014 | Phil Elmore
    There’s a reason popular culture matters. It’s because it is not what politicians say that changes minds. The opinions of your fellow human beings are formed through their interactions with technology. From the moment you first get your news from Twitter to the hours you while away looking at shared opinions and entertainment on Facebook, from the stories that are carefully selected for your television news to the radio commercials you listen to, from the pop-up “surveys” you see on your monitor to the lyrics in the pop songs you play on Pandora, your default opinions are formed in this...
  • The Rise of the Anti-Tech California Left

    04/09/2014 7:44:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 04/09/2014 | Ed Driscoll
    “@PzFeed: Smart Car tipping is the new trend in San Francisco. http://t.co/GWqAyoTrLW pic.twitter.com/OnJxnflmI6” @haileyyyb look out— Megan (@m_emps) April 8, 2014 When I moved out to Silicon Valley from New Jersey in 1997, Internet fever was just about to peak (literally so, in the form of the bursting tech bubble that decimated the NASDAQ three years later). Silicon Valley was seen as the next big thing, ushering America into the wonders of the 21st century — and possibly saving the increasing bloated state government of California in the process. Wired magazine, based in San Francisco, was still owned by...
  • Occupy, Union Activists Organizing Homeless Tent Cities in Honolulu?

    04/06/2014 8:09:36 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 23 replies
    Hawaii Free Press ^ | April 6, 2014 | by Andrew Walden
    Homeless Tent Cities have proven a disaster in Seattle, Portland, Sacramento and other mainland cities where they have been tried. Homelessness Industry organizers set up their tents in an area--and the meth-addled denizens generate a crime wave targeting local businesses and residents as they seek out anything they can steal to buy drugs. Exasperated local officials pay the organizers off in order to get them to move into a different jurisdiction where the cycle of crime and shakedown begins again. In Honolulu, unofficial tent cities are now set up in strategic locations designed to pressure the tourism industry, the Chinatown...
  • The Liberal Gulag

    04/06/2014 3:28:48 AM PDT · by markomalley · 15 replies
    National Review ^ | 4/6/2014 | Kevin D. Williamson
    The word “liberal” has taken a beating over the last few days: A Mozilla executive was hounded out of his position at the firm he co-founded by a coalition of IRS criminals and left-wing campaigners resolved to punish him for having made a donation to a successful California ballot initiative that defined marriage in traditional terms; Adam Weinstein, whose downwardly mobile credibility has taken him from ABC to Gawker, called for literally imprisoning people with the wrong views about global warming, writing, “Those malcontents must be punished and stopped”; Mr. Weinstein himself was simply forwarding a dumbed-down-enough-for-Gawker version of the...
  • Leftist Activists Bribe Israeli Passersby To Support ‘Peace’

    04/03/2014 11:15:49 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    INN ^ | 4/3/2014, 7:48 PM | Ari Yashar
    If you can’t convince them, bribe them? As the peace talks crumble due to unilateral Palestinian Authority (PA) moves Tuesday breaching the talk conditions, and the US admits it can’t save the situation, one committed leftist group has decided to step in—by directly bribing Israelis to support “peace.” The group, Kol Echad (“One Voice”), announced that on Friday it will send dozens of activists to hand out checks for $1,175 to Israelis. The money for “peace” will apparently be passed out on Tel Aviv’s Nahalat Binyamin pedestrian mall on Friday between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. It is not known...
  • Hevron Arabs Kick Out Leftist Activists near Peace House (Israel)

    04/02/2014 7:09:10 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    INN ^ | 4/2/2014, 1:14 PM | Iddo Ben-Porat, Ari Yashar
    Roughly 20 extreme-left activists and Arab protesters arrived at Hevron in Judea this week, but their plans to spark a confrontation with Jewish residents of the “Peace House” and IDF soldiers were upset, as local Arab residents kicked them out of the city. The activists had arrived with cameras and the flags of the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO), hoping to spark clashes with Jews in Peace House, the Hevron building that in early March finally was recognized by the Supreme Court as having been duly purchased by its Jewish owners, after a six-year-long trial and a ten-year-long struggle. To the...
  • WashPo Embarrasses Itself (#1 Lesson in Reporting: Check your Sources!)

    03/21/2014 4:47:31 PM PDT · by absentee · 7 replies
    Politichicks ^ | 03/21/14 | Anita Gunn
    The Left’s obsession with the Koch Brothers is so out of control that the Washington Post, once a respected newspaper, now nothing but a shill for left wing causes, has made itself a laughing stock with its latest article entitled, “The biggest lease holder in Canada’s oil sands isn’t Exxon Mobil or Chevron. It’s the Koch brothers.” [snip] The main point of the Post story, which relied uncritically on a two-page report by the far-left International Forum on Globalization (“IFG”), is dead wrong. The Post story itself acknowledges that the tar sands encompass 35 million acres, so Koch’s 1.1 million...